• A Varsity Village Garden

    Varsity Garden
  • Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden

    Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden
  • Laube Hotel circa 1903

    Laube Hotel circa 1903
  • Laube Hotel Apartments Circa 2008

    Laube Hotel 2008
  • Laube Hotel Interior

    Laube Hotel 2008 Interior

    Oakland Block Building ~ 2002 Historic Preservation National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence

    Oakland Block Building

    Riverhouse ~ 1998 National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officals Award of Excellence

  • Walton Two Rooftop Deck

    Walton Two Rooftop Deck
* * * * * * * * Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority Invites applications for the Position of Executive Director * * * * * * * *

Job Announcement

Job Description

To learn more about the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County check out these links below.

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry: https://bellingham.com/bellingham/

City of Bellingham: https://www.cob.org/visiting/pages/about.aspx

Be In Bellingham: https://www.bellingham.org/

Discover Bellingham: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g58350-Bellingham_Washington-Vacations.html

Who We Are:

Bellingham Housing Authority is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.


Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for low and moderate income families, elderly households, and persons with disabilities through innovative resource development and responsible stewardship of our housing and fiscal resources.


  • Housing Programs

    Information about our housing programs, how to apply and waiting list information.


  • Properties

    Information on properties owned or managed by the BWCHA.


  • Landlords

    Are you interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 landlord?


  • Public Comment

    Your input counts!  Please check our current 'Requests for Comment'.


  1. Request for Proposal




    On March 1, 2018 the Bellingham Housing Authority released a Request for Proposals (RFP) with a response deadline of April 18, 2018.  This RFP is for up to three (3) Project Based Vouchers for use in existing housing.


    A copy of the RFP including additional information for interested parties is available at bellinghamhousing.org or by email to tcasale@bwcha.org.


    Click the link - Full Request for Proposal Document




  2. Public Housing 2 Bedroom Waitlist



    The following Bellingham Housing Authority waiting list has received an adequate number of applicants and therefore will be closed to new applications as of the date identified below.  Applications for closed waitlists will not be accepted and no further communication will be provided.

    When the list of applicants decreases, the lists will be re-opened.  At that time, an ad will be placed in the paper and a notice will be posted in BHA offices and on its website inviting applicants to apply.


    Public Housing 2 bedrooms

    Effective: March 30, 2018.

    *Please note the 411 York Street office is now by appointment only.  The 208 Unity Street office will remain open to the public.* 

  3. Notice of Waitlist Opening

    Effective: April 1, 2018




    The following waiting list will open to new pre-applications on April 1, 2018.  Pre-applications may be picked-up and submitted at the Bellingham Housing Authority office: 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA.


    Varsity Village 2 bedroom Project-Based Vouchers

  4. Waiting List Updates!

    Click the image for more information on program wait lists.

    waitlist updates

  5. Document Library

    Please click the image for our Document Library to access useful forms and documents.  You may also navigate to the Document Library on the 'Contact Us' menu tab.
  6. Newsletters

    Read the monthly newsletters for our Public Housing residents